The 10 Best Shopping in Southland Region, South Island

May 16, 2022 Tambra Mccollister

Discover the best top things to do in Southland Region, New Zealand including Toottoot, Five Finger Crafts and Lumsden Information Centre, Otautau Gallery, Wild Wool Gallery, Athol Art Gallery, Simply Special, Craft Keepers, Murihiku Pounamu, The Wee Bookshop, The Lighthouse Art Gallery and Cafe.
Restaurants in Southland Region

1. Toottoot

84 Glengarry Crescent, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand +64 3-217 0572 [email protected] http://www.toottoot.co.nz
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

Toottoot.co.nz is a model railway retailer located in Invercargill, New Zealand. We retail products from the following brands: Marklin, Trix, LGB, Roco, Fleischmann, Kato, Faller, Pola, Noch, Auhagen, Vollmer, Kibri, Viessmann, ESU Loksound, PECO, Bachman Branchline, Busch and others. We offer a full range of locomotives, rolling stock and scenic items.

2. Five Finger Crafts and Lumsden Information Centre

23 Diana Street Old Railway Station, Lumsden 9730 New Zealand 2487178 http://www.facebook.com/Five-Finger-Crafts-and-Lumsden-Information-Centre-908387079179487/
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Five Finger Crafts and Lumsden Information Centre

Situated in the Old Railway Station the Five Finger Craft Shop is filled with a wide variety of locally handmade crafts. Such things as knitted wool jerseys, scarves, socks, hats also ceramics, jewellery, quilting, art, baby items, soaps, Kiwiana, christmas and wooden products and many more items as well. In addition we have a great range of guides and travel brochures in our Information Section

110 Main Street, Otautau 9610 New Zealand +64 3-225 8638 theotautaugal[email protected] http://www.facebook.com/otautaugallery
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5.0 based on 9 reviews

Otautau Gallery

The Otautau Art and Crafts Gallery is based in a renovated 1902 Methodist church on the main street of Otautau, Southland. The gallery has a wide range of New Zealand art and crafts including original paintings, prints, photography, cards, woodwork, glass ware, pottery, jewellery, handmade leather handbags, and much more. Famous artists on show include John K Reed, Julie Greig, Lynnley Driver, Graham Brinsley, Kate Williamson, Rachael Errington, Harold Coop, Richard Williams, Sam Earp, Bari Duncan, Lindsay Muirhead, Brian McCracken, Wayne Vickers, Sue Currie, Lorna Allan, Lyn Henry, and many more. There is something for everyone here with prices ranging from $3.50 upwards.

130 Hillside Manapouri Road Kepler Mountain View Cottage, Manapouri 9643 New Zealand +64 27 354 5960 [email protected] http://www.kmv.co.nz/alpaca-products
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5.0 based on 20 reviews

Wild Wool Gallery

Wild Wool Gallery is situated at Kepler Mountain View Alpacas, an alpaca farm on the outskirts of Lake Manapouri, Fiordland National Park. Jessie, the proprietor, is a fibre artist who works in her studio on the alapca farm hand felting bespoke fine alpaca wearable art pieces from her alpaca fibre. Visit to view the creations and own one of her unique one off art works.

Reviewed By 763rachell - Auckland Central, New Zealand

We stopped by the shop thinking we would get some warm alpaca socks, and it turned into such a lovely, unexpected visit! The owner offered to let us give the alpacas some treats. Each alpaca seemed to have their own personality from the "teenagers" to the ones in the "maternity ward." The owner answered all our questions and is such a warm and friendly person. It was a really neat experience. In the shop, there are beautiful handmade scarves, socks, hats, soaps, etc. We left with some unique gifts and are so happy to have visited here!!

1121 Garston Athol Highway, Southland, Athol 9793 New Zealand +64 274 466 100 [email protected] http://www.atholgallery.co.nz
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5.0 based on 12 reviews

Athol Art Gallery

The Athol Gallery represents both established and new local artists who have a deep connection to the land and its rural life. From stunning scenery to the everyday beauty of rural activities, we seek to capture the visual essence of this region of New Zealand's South Island. Athol Gallery is curated by a few local souls passionate about sharing the exceptional creativity flourishing here.

Reviewed By Helenjen - Brisbane, Australia

What an interesting art gallery to drop into either on your way to Te Anau or on your way back. The quality of the art and the diversity of displays reflecting the areas beautiful landscapes and the surrounding rural lives make it a must visit. Prices are reasonable and definitely would be a memorable "souvenir" of this beautiful country to take home with you (or shipped).....highly recommend!

6. Simply Special

99 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand +64 3-214 6404 [email protected] http://simplyspecial.co.nz
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Simply Special

This wonderful Shop has been created to offer those an enjoyable and easy shopping experience, especially for those busy woman out there with families and careers who often don’t get a lot of time to shop. Simply Special offers you both an online store and a Beautiful Boutique in the heart of Invercargill you can visit for a relaxing browse.

7. Craft Keepers

5 Garston Athol Highway, Garston New Zealand +64 22 040 2097 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/CraftKeeper/
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5.0 based on 15 reviews

Craft Keepers

A hand picked collection of the best arts and crafts from Southland and Central Otago. Hand made and unique items from photography, jewellery, ceramics, cards, art and much more. A visit is a must for those travelling to Te Anau and Queenstown. Conveniently located half way between the two towns for a quick stretch and shop.

Reviewed By Bworthie

What a elegant wee shop with brilliant service from Tabatha and the crafts are so creative, would love to go back. Cheers Ben.

8. Murihiku Pounamu

Merino Downs, Gore New Zealand http://www.facebook.com/Murihiku.Pounamu/
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5.0 based on 3 reviews

Murihiku Pounamu

Reviewed By Fifeteysix

I had such a great time with everyone and making the pounamu im really satisfied ☺ Gavin and jess are such a nice people and i recommended this course to everyone

9. The Wee Bookshop

1 Home Street, Manapouri 9679 New Zealand
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5.0 based on 8 reviews

The Wee Bookshop

Visit the 2 smallest bookshops in New Zealand. The smallest is for children selling second hand books, has a small library, also soft toys that children can take home for sleep overs. The bigger shop specializes in all topics relating to 45 South Degrees and Below. New and second hand, rare and specialist books. Open October through to April.

Reviewed By Like2pray

The two book shops are sweet and have both used and new books. The five star rating though is due to the wonderful owners. Ruth and Lance are very friendly and caring. Ruth shared book suggestions, visited with us, and showed us her foxglove stalk that was nearly at a world record height. (We hope it grew the tadbit more it needed.) We were also there when two stuffed animals were returned by some travelers. Ruth loans out stuffed animals and books to children who are visiting the area. Do stop by the Wee Bookshop when in Manapouri. If the shops don't appear to be open, ring the outside bell the shop closest to the street. Ruth lives on the property and will come out if she is home.

30 Gore Street, Bluff 9814 New Zealand +64 3-212 8922 [email protected] http://www.thelighthouse-bluff.co.nz
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Lighthouse Art Gallery and Cafe

Local art , photography , post cards and art objects .

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